Top Six Open Source Tools for Monitoring Kubernetes and Docker


Kubernetes and Docker are two of the most commonly heard buzzwords in modern DevOps conversations. Docker is a tool that enables you to containerize and run your applications, and Kubernetes provides you with a platform to orchestrate or manage these containers—since managing thousands of containers manually using the Docker CLI would be a practical nightmare.

However, simply running thousands of containers and managing them through Kubernetes is not enough. You have to observe and analyze them properly to ensure that your services are up and running optimally. This process is called Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), a term initiated and popularized by Google. Observability and analysis are a major element of SRE.